Adenium Arabicum plant. Great bonsai desert rose plants type used in competitions. If you are not familiar with this variety desert rose plant then check them out. Adenium arabicum plants grow extremely fat bases and tons and tons of branches. They are not grown for their standard adenium type flowers but when they bloom its a site to see due to the great number of flowering branches and thickness of the plant.
**************** The one in the IMAGE is the one you will get.
*************** Caudex 4" plus across.
Please note During Winter dormancy most or all leaves will drop. Leave will regrow in early spring.
Arabicum adeniums are not hybrid plants. Hybrids plants cannot compete with adenium arabicum plant branches and thickness. It’s the most sought after adenium plants to train for show competitions. The image to the right is with a bit higher caudex. Notice the many branches.
The secret to how to create a weird shape of the base is simple: expose a bit more of the root system of the adenium and use shallow bonsai type pots. The plant will form more roots that will go down. Make sure you use a good quality fertilizer to make your plant develop large swollen exposed roots called the caudex on this flowering succulent. Fertilizer requirement for swelling up trunks is also used to increase flowering.
Most hybrids and species start blooming in the spring when the conditions are warm and days get longer, and continue blooming throughout the fall and winter in warmer climates. Use Dyna-Gro bloom before spring to increase flowering and time released fertilizer such as 6-6-10 the rest of the year (see fertilizers on this site for more information on adenium, succulent and cactus requirements).